[mythtv-users] Script to use Schedules Direct with legacy MythTV installations

Josh Mastronarde jmastron at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 03:23:35 UTC 2007

On 8/30/07, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> (h) Josh's script has all kinds of hardcoded assumptions in its
>    $grabcmd line; you'll have to tell it where -your- copy of
>    tv_grab_na_dd (or _sd, if you've followed his naming convention)
>    is living if it's not defaultly in your search path (it will be,
>    if you built a package), and the relevant config file name, and it
>    had better match the lineup ID you specify in the next line down
>    in $mythfillcmd.  Not rocket science, but...
> Thanks for the script, Josh!  It's helped take the pressure off
> upgrading my ancient Myth boxes, so now I can do so at a convenient
> point in various release cycles (probably using packages and when Gutsy
> is finally released in a couple months, since many lirc/ivtv/kernel
> issues will presumably have calmed down by that point).

I'm glad it helps.  Yes, there are a lot of hardcoded assumptions; I tried
to at least move them into variables near the top instead of scattered
throughout, but this was never intended to be a software engineering
masterpiece, just something to tide me over for a couple weeks :-).  I
published it as much for anyone who wants to see examples of the tv_grab
and mythfilldatabase commands, and ID modofications needed to use in their
own scripts as anything else.

One thing to note -- the processing section only fixes the episode ID
change; it doesn't do anything for the new/repeat flag changes, and any
other format differences there might be.  This might become an issue in a
couple weeks when the new season starts.  I'm personally planning to move to
0.20.2 or trunk this weekend to get native support.

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